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first_imgRead Next “The club is trying to do the best,” Conte said. “I am not worried, I am ready to fight with these players. I repeat: It is important for us to concentrate on our work, to be focused every day in training, and to try to work in our best way. No excuses.”Burnley was expected to struggle this season after losing arguably its best two players in the offseason, defender Michael Keane and striker Andre Gray.“A lot was made of our away form last season,” Vokes said. “So that result is huge.” View comments LONDON — Chelsea had two players sent off and lost to Burnley 3-2 in the first match of its English Premier League title defense on Saturday, intensifying the concerns surrounding the champions after their frustrating offseason in the transfer market.Captain Gary Cahill was shown a straight red card for a studs-first lunge in the 13th minute, then the champions conceded three goals in a 20-minute period before halftime.ADVERTISEMENT K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Neymar braced for PSG debut and French culture shock Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Striker Sam Vokes scored two of them by converting crosses, either side of a stunning volleyed goal by left back Stephen Ward.Chelsea improved after halftime. Alvaro Morata, on as a second-half substitute, reduced the deficit in his first league start since a club-record move from Real Madrid for 58 million pounds ($75 million).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAny hope of an unlikely comeback looked to have disappeared when midfielder Cesc Fabregas was red-carded in the 81st after receiving his second booking. However, David Luiz ensured a tense finish when he volleyed home in the 88th after being teed up by the influential Morata.The result will not improve the mood of Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, who hasn’t hidden his frustration at failing to significantly bolster his squad in the offseason. With Eden Hazard, Tiemoue Bakayoko, and Pedro Rodriguez injured and Victor Moses suspended, Chelsea had a threadbare match-day 18. MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Jeremie Boga, a 20-year-old French forward, was even given a debut. It lasted only 18 minutes, when he was sacrificed as Conte reorganized following Cahill’s sending off.“It was a pity because our fight in the second half was very good,” Conte said. “But our first half, we kept losing our heads. After the red card we lost our heads, conceded two goals and then it’s very difficult to change the final result.”Chelsea, which won 17 of its 19 home games last season, became the second straight team to begin its league title defense with a loss, after Leicester last season.Fabregas and Cahill will be suspended for Chelsea’s tough second match of the season, away to Tottenham at Wembley Stadium next weekend.Conte is desperate for reinforcements in the final three weeks of the transfer window.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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first_imgFor them, the two Olympic medallists are still the boys next door. They have seen them indulge in mischief and wrestle their way to the top echelons.But rarely have they been washed away by such breathless anticipation than on Monday night as they went to the Indira Gandhi International Airport to welcome them after their achievements at the London Games.The villagers of Baprola and Bhainswal Kalan had promised a grand reception to Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt and they lived up to it when they returned.From the village elderly in spotless white pagdi and dhoti and neighbourhood ladies to kids, everyone thronged Terminal 3, singing and dancing all along.The atmosphere was festive and euphoric fans flocked much before the wrestling contingent, along with other athletes, touched down minutes before midnight.Truckloads of people came from Bhainswal Kalan in Sonepat, the village of Yogeshwar, who finally did justice to his talent with a bronze medal in his third Olympics. Not to be left behind, Baprola, on the outskirts of Delhi, too, made its presence felt. A decorated open vehicle was ready to take Sushil home. The scene was reminiscent of the Indian contingent’s return after the Beijing Games when Sushil and Vijender Kumar got an overwhelming reception.”He has made us proud. Yogeshwar Bhaiya stayed at our place here when he came from Bhainswal. At that time, he was just eight years old before he joined the Chhatrasal Stadium,” his cousin Preeti said. The wrestlers from Chhatrasal Stadium in the Capital, where the two have trained together since their childhood, too, showed up, breaking into boisterous dancing and singing. They carried the banners and distributed sweets.advertisement”All the hard work has paid off. We had a night long celebration in the Chhatrasal Stadium,” said Parveen Rana, the sparring partner of Sushil.A big commotion followed the moment the two wrestlers were sighted in the lobby and security people were almost swept aside by the enthusiastic gathering. As Sushil made his way punching his hand in the hair, Yogeshwar looked a little perplexed.”It is this kind of welcome that makes us proud of what we have achieved. It means so much to people and we are glad to have returned with what we promised,” coach Yashvir Singh told MAIL TODAY. For the two childhood friends Sushil and Yogeshwar, it was a moment they often dreamed. On Monday night, they lived it for real.last_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisementThree-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray was forced to end the season on a rather low note after crashing out of the Shenzhen Open in China in the quarterfinals of the tournament.Andy Murray Ends The Season… With Another LossA 6-4 6-4 straight sets defeat at the hands of Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco will see the former World No. 1’s comeback hopes shattered as flashbacks of Verdasco beating Murray at the US Open earlier in August were relived again at the hardcourts in Shenzhen on Friday. This means that the Scot drops to 311 in the world rankings, and as reported by BBC, the slight ankle injury suffered by Murray surely seemed to work out for the Spanish fifth seed.In a remarkable display of class and grit, Verdasco cracked out 11 aces and 38 winners in the one hour – forty minute game to cement his place in the semi-finals against Japanese qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka, who beat yet another Briton Cameron Norrie 7-6(2) 6-2. The bout between Murray and Verdasco proved to be the consequence of what could be called an unexpected turn of events in China for Murray, 34, who had earlier bedazzled the world with two promising wins over David Goffin and Zhang Zhinzhen in the tournament’s Round of 16 and Round of 32 respectively, following a hip surgery in January. But Verdasco’s double knockout of Murray can be seen as only payback for all thee 8 times in 9 years, the latter handed out defeats to the former.All things considered, Andy Murray now brings the season to a close in order to be in his best possible form for the Australian Open next year, come January.Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgtalentNew Delhi, Jul 20 (PTI) With less than three months to go for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India, Union minister Arun Jaitley has urged various government institutions to hold sporting events, so that the country could connect to the global popularity of football.He was addressing a gathering late last evening at the closing ceremony of Oorja 2017 – CAPF U-19 Football Talent Hunt Tournament at the J L Nehru Stadium here.”I congratulate the winners of this tournament, organised under the aegis of the All India Police Sports Control Board. These tournaments themselves become a nursery of sports and therefore, if like the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), other institutions can also organise such events, it will help identify and blossom domestic talent,” said Jaitley.The Union finance minister said Prime Minister Narendra Modis vision was to use the FIFA platform to take football to all corners of the country.”India is hosting the FIFA (U-17) World Cup this year and though our country is faring well on the rankings, we still have a long way to go. The popularity of football is growing around the world and such tournaments would help India connect to it,” he added.The FIFA U-17 World Cup is scheduled to kick off in October.Jaitley felicitated the winners of the tournament — the Punjab team in the boys section which defeated Karnataka today in a penalty shoot-out. In the girls segment, Manipur had lifted the trophy yesterday.Nearly 1,200 matches were played in three stages of the tournament over the last two months, said officials.advertisementThe Central Armed Police Forces include the BSF, SSB, ITBP, CISF and CRPF. The Assam Rifles was also part of the organisers.Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, the chiefs of various paramilitary forces and singer Sukhwinder Singh, who lent his voice to the Oorja anthem, were also present on the occasion. PTI KND RTlast_img read more

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first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on prior to the All State Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Ohio State enters October with a 5-0 record, a top-five ranking and the inside track at winning the Big Ten East. That is a pretty good resume at this point in the season.However, Urban Meyer thinks things could get much better. If that happens, it would be a scary thing for OSU’s opponents.Today, Meyer said that despite his team’s start, which includes a win over TCU in Dallas and last week’s comeback over Penn State, he thinks the Buckeyes haven’t reached their ceiling yet.In fact, he doesn’t think they’ve even come “close.”“We’re 5-0, and we haven’t played close to our best game,” – Urban Meyer— Eleven Warriors (@11W) October 1, 2018“There is a tremendous ceiling on this team and we haven’t gotten close to it.”— Eleven Warriors (@11W) October 1, 2018Ohio State travels to Indiana and Minnesota the next two weeks. Both of those teams will be pesky, but the Buckeyes’ talent should win out even if they put forth less than their best effort. They also will play Purdue, Nebraska and Maryland, all games which they’ll be heavily favored in.On paper, there are two major regular season tests remaining: home against Michigan State on Nov. 10 and at Michigan on Nov. 24.Pass both of those, and the Buckeyes will be sitting pretty.last_img read more

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first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Teekay Corporation Bermuda-based shipping group Teekay Corporation has entered into an agreement to extend the employment of the Petrojarl Banff FPSO unit in the North Sea for a period of one year.Under the deal with a subsidiary of Canadian Natural Resources (CNR), the FPSO unit will continue working on the Banff field until the end of August 2020.The company said that the contract was agreed at substantially similar terms to the current deal, which includes an upside component linked to oil prices and oil/gas production.“We are pleased to announce this important FPSO contract extension for the Petrojarl Banff, which extends the production of the fields in the North Sea, and we are committed to work together with CNR to maximize production in the future,” Kenneth Hvid, Teekay’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said.last_img read more

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first_imgLondon: Actress Emma Watson has helped launch a free legal advice helpline for women facing sexual harassment at work. The star, who is a Time’s Up UK activist, said it was “completely staggering” that the service was the only one of its kind in England and Wales. The line has been funded by donations from the public, including Watson, reports bbc.com. Watson said it “finally feels like people are realising the scale of the problem”. She is hopeful this marks the start to “a new climate of prevention and accountability” in the UK. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka “Understanding what your rights are, how you can assert them, and the choices you have if you’ve experienced harassment is such a vital part of creating safe workplaces for everyone. This advice line is such a huge development in ensuring that all women are supported, wherever we work,” she added. The legal advice is provided by Rights of Women, a charity which works to help women through the law.last_img read more

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first_imgCALGARY – RCMP were still looking Thursday into why a baby girl died and 14 others were taken to hospital from a crowded home on an Alberta First Nation, which had recently been hit hard with the flu.Police and paramedics were called a day earlier to check on a child in medical distress on the Wesley First Nation, one of three reserves that make up the Stoney Nakoda First Nation near Morley, about 60 kilometres west of Calgary.The four-month-old was declared dead at the scene and the others in the house were found suffering from influenza-like symptoms.Ten children and four young adults were taken to hospital with respiratory issues. By Thursday afternoon, two of the adults had been released. A two-year-old girl was in serious but stable condition.“It’s certainly something that hits you right in the heart,” said Rob Lahache, CEO of the Wesley First Nation.He said the family is “obviously in shock and in grief” and that many in the tight-knit community are feeling for them.The 15 who fell ill had all been living in the modest home, he added, which would have contributed to the spread of germs. Many people on the reserve have been knocked down with the flu and children were home from school this week for spring break, he said.“It could be a very strong possibility that it’s the flu or a virus of some sort because there’s a lot of it going around,” Lahache said. “But at this point, officially we don’t know.”RCMP Cpl. Curtis Peters said tests were being done to confirm the illness and an autopsy on the baby was scheduled Friday.“It will be a matter of trying to figure out what has gone on here,” Peters said. “It’s going to be slow.”Those taken to hospital were not quarantined and it doesn’t appear residents from nearby homes are at risk, Peters added.Lahache said the First Nation will allow all appropriate agencies to follow policy and conduct their own investigations after the RCMP is done.One will be handled by Health Canada, which reached out almost immediately after the child’s death was reported, he said.“They wanted to know if it would be OK if they could get in and conduct an investigation,” said Lahache. “They were told absolutely.”Peters said it’s not unusual for people to fall ill, but having 15 in the same house is.“I understand why people are wondering,” he said. “So are we and we’ve got to figure it out.”Officials said federal Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott and Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde had spoken with the reserve’s Chief Ernest Wesley.Wesley said the First Nation is co-operating fully with the agencies that are investigating what happened. He said more must be done to improve the quality of life in Indigenous communities.“A more comprehensive and meaningful dialogue must take place on a ‘Nation to Nation’ level in order to improve the health and well-being of our Nation’s peoples, and improve the lives of all Indigenous citizens in this country we call Canada,” he said in a release.Philpott has offered support to the community and is monitoring the situation, said a spokesman.Premier Rachel Notley said provincial officials are also keeping an eye on developments.“My heart breaks for the tragic loss of the young child,” she said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with the family, the community and the front-line workers.”— With files from Chris Purdy in Edmonton. Follow @BillGraveland and @ChrisPurdyCP on Twitterlast_img read more

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first_imgThe two parties vying to be the power brokers in New Brunswick’s minority parliament could scarcely be more different when it comes to policies and leadership styles.The vote on Monday saw surprise gains for the People’s Alliance Party, a party on the right of the spectrum that has questioned policies such as ensuring francophones have the right to separate school bus services.Its leader, Kris Austin, has a populist style, and was in an exuberant mood on Monday evening.“This is what victory looks like folks,” he told new constituents in Fredericton-Grand Lakes, with his party elected or leading in three seats of the 49-seat legislature, late on Monday night.“The People’s Alliance tapped into that frustration with the governing elites. They call themselves the People’s Alliance for a reason. They’re the people’s party,” said Don Wright, a political scientist at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton.The party favours dropping the moratorium on fracking, bringing in electoral recall and dropping corporate subsidies.Meanwhile, David Coon, the Green leader who was handily re-elected in Fredericton South, adopted his familiar low-key, critical stance as his party expanded to three seats in the legislature.His acceptance speech seemed to cast his new rival in a harsh light, perhaps signalling the message he’ll be delivering about his new rival in the months to come.“The people of Fredericton South voted for hope, not fear. They voted for kindness. … They voted for change, not the status quo. And you voted for goodwill and not for anger,” he said, as the Greens had been declared elected in three ridings — two with large francophone populations.In an interview late Monday night, he said Austin’s party is willing to strip away services to francophones in emergency medical services, and advance environmental policies that lead to carbon pollution.“It seems willing to take people’s rights away when it comes to the Acadians and francophones of this province. … They also seem prepared to open up and support fracking to exploit shale gas in the face or risk to our water supply and climate change,” he said.“They’re pretty fundamental differences.”Austin said there are some differences between the two smaller parties, but noted that both have called for an end to the spraying of glyphosate on forests and more free votes of members of the legislature.“There’s some common ground there, but we’ll see how it works going forward,” he said.Both leaders have had a long, hard grind to their electoral success.Coon took over leadership of the party in 2012, and won the party’s first seat in 2014, after a career as an environmentalist who critiqued large industry’s close ties with government in exploiting the province’s natural resources.Austin lost his bid for a seat by fewer than 30 votes during the 2014 election, and has spent four years gradually building the party around the province.Neither of the two small parties won five seats, which is what’s required for official party status.However, Wright said both politicians are pondering what potential alliances they might form to advance their agendas.“It’s going to make for interesting bedfellows in a minority government,” Wright said.The political scientist said it’s likely the Liberals would first approach the Green party for their support as they try to form a minority government, adding that Greens are more ideologically compatible with the Liberals than the People’s Alliance.He said the difference between the Greens and the Progressive Conservatives over a carbon tax and other environmental issues could be too large a gulf — pushing the Tories toward the People’s Alliance.Erin Crandall, a political scientist at Acadia University, said which ever party forms government will have to work with the two parties, and it will make for a different kind of governing from the norm in the province — which hasn’t had a minority government in almost a century.“It’s really interesting because you have the People’s Alliance and the Greens, which are kind of parties that don’t necessarily kind of side easily with the two parties that are governing,” she said.“Nobody wants an election right away, and it might mean less legislation is being passed. … But the legislation that is passed will have at least two parties support.Follow (at)mtuttoncporg on Twitter.last_img read more

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first_imgPARIS — Canada’s spy chief travelled to Turkey at the request of the prime minister and heard a recording of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service says.CSIS director David Vigneault “has listened to the audio tapes in question” and provided a briefing to Justin Trudeau and other Canadian officials upon his return, said John Townsend, a spokesman for the intelligence service.Trudeau said Monday in Paris he has not personally heard the recording that Turkish officials have also provided to allies such as the U.S. and Britain in recent days, though he said he had been told about its contents.“Canada has been fully briefed up on what Turkey had to share,” Trudeau said during a press conference at the Canadian Embassy in Paris.The development is the latest piece of a gradually unfolding investigation into the death that has reverberated through the international community.  Khashoggi’s killing last month at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul further strained an already difficult relationship with Canada and renewed public outrage over Ottawa’s $15-billion arms deal with the regime.Canada has joined other countries in applying pressure on Riyadh to provide better answers about what actually happened to the journalist.Khashoggi, a Saudi citizen but a resident of the United States who’s been critical of the Saudi monarchy, was last seen entering the consulate in Turkey on Oct. 2, where he’d gone to get papers to marry his fiancee.His killing has prompted widespread condemnation, including from Trudeau himself, but the prime minister did not say how the recordings have affected his thoughts on repercussions for the Saudis.“We continue to be engaged with our allies on the investigation into accountability for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, and we are in discussion with our like-minded allies as to next steps towards Saudi Arabia,” Trudeau said.The shared audio is the latest move by Turkey to maintain international pressure on Saudi Arabia over the killing.Trudeau said he brought the subject up during a recent phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and briefly again when the two met on the weekend in Paris. Trudeau said he “thanked (Erdogan) for his strength in responding to the Khashoggi situation.”Also Monday, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt was in Saudi Arabia, where he met King Salman and was expected to meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.The crown prince is widely suspected of at least having knowledge of the killing, which involved some members of his security entourage.Hunt — the first British minister to visit Saudi Arabia since Khashoggi was killed — said he would press the kingdom to fully co-operate with a Turkish investigation into the writer’s killing.“The international community remain united in horror and outrage at the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi one month ago. It is clearly unacceptable that the full circumstances behind his murder still remain unclear,” Hunt said in a statement ahead of landing in Riyadh.On Sunday U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with the Saudi crown prince on the telephone and “emphasized that the United States will hold all of those involved in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi accountable, and that Saudi Arabia must do the same.”Under mounting pressure, Saudi Arabia has changed its story about the death, first saying Khashoggi walked out of the consulate the day he disappeared but eventually acknowledging he died inside. Saudi Arabia has also recently acknowledged Turkish evidence that showed the slaying was premeditated.Turkey says a 15-member Saudi assassination squad strangled and dismembered Khashoggi at the consulate.Saudi officials characterize the killing as a rogue operation carried out by Saudi agents who exceeded their authority.— With files from The Associated PressJordan Press and Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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first_imgLady Gaga joined the director general of the World Health Organization last week to pen an op-ed for The Guardian about suicide prevention.“Suicide is the most extreme and visible symptom of the larger mental health emergency we are so far failing to adequately address,” the pair wrote. “Stigma, fear and lack of understanding compound the suffering of those affected and prevent the bold action that is so desperately needed and so long overdue.“One in four of us will have to deal with a mental health condition at some point in our lives, and if we’re not directly affected, someone we care for is likely to be. Our young people are particularly vulnerable, with suicide being the second leading cause of death globally among 15-29 year olds and half of all mental illness beginning by the age of 14.“This week, on the day of the UK Summit on Mental Health and world mental health day, a panel of international experts will publish in the Lancet the most comprehensive collection of research ever produced on how to promote and protect mental health and treat mental illness. This will provide the scientific foundation for scaling up global action on mental health, similar to the movement for HIV/Aids, which the UN adopted in 2001. That movement helped save millions of lives and is an illustration of the potential for collective human action to tackle seemingly insurmountable problems.”To read the full article, click here.last_img read more

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first_imgRabat- The Italian police arrested a 15-year-old Moroccan on grounds of raping two women aged 40 and 28, respectively, according to news outlet Goud.ma The 40-year-old was the first to address the police to complain against a child who she claimed had raped her under the threat of a weapon. Two days later, the 28-year-old filed a suit in which it provided the police with details about an aggressor that had similarities with the previous case.  Based on the information gathered from the victims, the police started searching for an unidentified child-aggressor who physically violates women against their will while using a weapon for intimidation.  In the process, the police received a piece of information regarding a 15-year-old in the Castegnato, Lombardia region who is bragging in front of his schoolmates about having affairs with two adult women. The police began interrogating the kid, who turned out to be a Moroccan named Al Kheyari, in the presence of his parents.  He later admitted that he was stalking his first victim while she was shopping in a commercial center before raping her under the threat of a fake fire arm.   A couple days later, he repeated the same act with his second victim but said he was compelled to leave without finishing what he was doing since the victim was yelling. The kid is now in preventive detention awaiting his trial. © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

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Astra production plant at Ellesmere Port creates 300 new jobsSecond shift and 250 new jobs at Luton van facility in BedfordshireVauxhall has confirmed that it will take on 550 new employees at its manufacturing sites in Ellesmere Port and Luton, the first significant new-hire programme for a decade.Around 300 new jobs will be secured at the Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire. The plant currently operates on two shifts but as sales volumes build, more employees are required to cope with increased output at the facility. The new jobs will be phased in over the first quarter of 2015.In 2012, Ellesmere Port won the contract to build the next generation, all-new Astra.  Production of this model begins towards the end of 2015. The agreement runs into the next decade and secured a £125 million investment.Also looking forward to a bright future is Vauxhall’s Luton plant where a second shift is to be added in January 2015, creating around 250 new jobs. The Luton facility builds the recently launched all-new Vivaro van and will be taking on these new employees to increase output next year. In 2011, Luton won the contract to build the new Vivaro, entailing a £185 million investment.“This is great news for Vauxhall and for British manufacturing,” said Tim Tozer, Vauxhall’s Chairman and Managing Director. “Both of our UK manufacturing plants have won long contracts with all-new product and as the business strengthens, we now need to take on more people to build these exciting new Vauxhalls.”More than 30 manufacturers build in excess of 70 models of vehicle in the UK supported by around 2,500 component providers and some of the world’s most skilled engineers. With more than 160,000 people employed directly in manufacturing and in excess of 770,000 across the wider automotive industry, it accounts for 10% of total UK export of goods and invests £1.9 billion each year in automotive R&D.More detail on vehicle manufacturing and employment is available in SMMT’s Motor Industry Facts 2014 publication.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The bay has seen visitors soar since it was listed as one of the best in the world last year The National Trust has urged sunseekers to stay away from a popular beach in order to preserve it.Barafundle Bay in Pembrokeshire, which is only accessible by walking half a mile from the closest car park, has seen visitors soar since it was listed as one of the best in the world last year.In the past three years visitor numbers to the remote Barafundle increased by more than 30,000 to 120,000, which has caused the erosion of footpaths and disturbed wildlife in the sand dunes.However the National Trust has asked people to refrain from going there and instead visit Broad Haven South beach which is less than two miles away and has only attracted 8,000 new visitors. Passport magazine, which rated Barafundle one of the best beaches in the world, hailed it “a revelation-all the more so for the process of arriving there”.It described the “sheer and craggy cliffs dropping precipitously to the sea” and said it was “a luxuriant curve of sand, topped by dunes and grasses on hills that make it feel immensely private”.The Telegraph called it a “sight to behold”. “There’s nothing here except dunes and pine trees, golden sand and the occasional dolphin – that’s the point. Access is a pleasant half mile walk over cliffs from Stackpole Quay.” The bay has seen visitors soar since it was listed as one of the best in the world last yearCredit:WALES NEWS SERVICE The trust, which looks after both beaches and the coastline in between, said: “Swapping Barafundle for Broad Haven South will help conserve the coast by spreading the people across the estate, reducing the erosion of footpaths, minimising the disturbance to wildlife in the dunes, and ensuring less litter is being washed out to sea.”The Trust has also launched a Sea Safari project which will promote a coastal trail around the Stackpole Estate and inform holiday makers where the other beaches are. read more

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Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedIncreasing deficit in the country’s balance of payment worrying- OppositionNovember 6, 2017In “Business”Irfaan Ali scolds Finance Minister Jordan over ‘fairy-tale’ excusesAugust 22, 2016In “Politics”Irfaan Ali slams Gov’t on fake promise of ‘good life’ – says this promise ‘elusive to most, a reality only for a select few’February 8, 2016In “latest news” …says the “good life” from all indications is in reverse modeFormer Minister and PPP/C Member of Parliament, Irfaan AliVarious international organisations, such as World Economic Forum, through a series of annual countries’ assessment, inadvertently espouses the axiom that “Guyana is in reverse mode”.These were the words of People’s Progressive Party (PPP) point man on finance and the economy, Ifraan Ali who in outlining his position posited that “In 2017, the Global Human Capital index, a report that ranks countries according to their effectiveness and level of human capital development, demoted Guyana below its 2015 global position of 79, by 9 points, surpassing frail economies such as Uganda, Zambia and Kenya.”Expanding further, the Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) explained that a “closer look at the some of the key indicators revealed that, within one year, 2015-2016, Guyana slipped by more than four points in unemployment rate, for age group 25-54, and seven points, from 55-64. Ironically, the Government boasts of job creation. Furthermore, between 2015- 2017, the country’s global ranking fell by another seven points, in relation to quality of primary education of children, age 0-15 years.”According to Ali, “Overall, Guyana has slipped by eight position in global ranking, in the quality of educational services provided to children, age 15-24. Concomitantly, youth literacy rate also fell in global position by more than five. According to the report, unemployment rate for youths, age 15-24, has contracted by more than nine position, globally.”Similar to the Global Human Capital Index, Ali outlined that Guyana has also deteriorated globally by three position points, when ranked by the Human Development Index, for the year 2016.“Countries such as Namibia and Morocco, have all surpassed Guyana in global ranking. In the health sector, when compared to 2013, infant mortality rates, per 1,000 live births, has increased from 29 in 2013, to 32 in 2015. Similarly, infants under five months, have seen an increase in mortality rate, per 1,000 live births, from 36 to 40, during a similar period. Adults, on the other hand, has seen an increase in deaths due to tuberculosis: from 15 for every 100,000 people in 2013, to 21, in 2015.”The latest Global Competitive Index Report, on the other hand, for the period 2015-2016, saw Guyana fall in global ranking by more than nineteen position points to 121, when compared to 2014.Institutions in Guyana, which according to Ali, are one of the fundamental pillars that commands global ranking, deteriorated by thirteen position points, to 102 in 2016 when compared to 2015.“Property rights; bribes; favoritism; wasteful spending; and organized crime, have all seen massive deterioration in ranking, on average by 6 position points” Ali asserted. “Similarly, macroeconomic environment, another critical pillar of equal weight, deteriorated by three position points: government budget balance as a percentage of GDP fell by 19, which, presently is now worse than that of Haiti.”“Further confirming the abysmal and deteriorated trend, health and primary education system declined by another two position points: Guyana is now lagging behind countries such as Kenya and Ethiopia” said the MP.Finally, in doing business, Ali affirmed that the most problematic factors now orbit around inefficient government bureaucracy, corruption and poor access to financing.In light of the aforementioned, he asserted that “The question that begs to be answered is, how could this government speak of development, wealth generation, and the ‘good life’, when we are clearly, from all indications, in reverse mode?” read more

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first_imgRougeole : une campagne de promotion du vaccin pour enrayer l’épidémie Face à l’épidémie de rougeole qui sévit en France depuis 2008, les autorités sanitaires ont décidé de lancer une campagne en faveur de la vaccination, en visant particulièrement les adolescents et les jeunes adultes chez lesquels les complications sont plus fréquentes et plus graves.Contrairement aux idées reçues, la rougeole n’est plus aujourd’hui uniquement une maladie de l’enfance. Depuis 2008, la France compte 22.000 cas déclarés, dont 14.600 ont été enregistrés au cours des neuf derniers mois. Une épidémie qui concerne de jeunes enfants, mais aussi des adolescents et des adultes et qui apparait d’autant plus sérieuse que les médecins estiment “à au moins 50% la sous déclaration des cas”, note le Dr Christine Saura, directrice du département des maladies infectieuses de l’Institut de veille sanitaire (InVS).”On a déjà actuellement le triple de cas de toute l’année 2010″, alerte le Dr Jean-Yves Grall, directeur général de la Santé, tandis qu’une quarantaine de cas seulement étaient recensés en 2006 et 2007, ce qui pouvait laisser penser que l’objectif d’élimination serait à portée de main. Pour expliquer cette recrudescence, les autorités sanitaires pointent en fait du doigt une sous-vaccination de la population. Le Dr Jean-Yves Grall précise ainsi que la France est aujourd’hui devenue le pays d’Europe le plus touché par “insuffisance de vaccination”.15 millions de personnes susceptibles d’être infectés La rougeole profiterait donc de l’insuffisance de couverture vaccinale chez les nourrissons et du rattrapage vaccinal qui laissent un nombre important d’adolescents et de jeunes adultes non immunisés. En 2010, 82% des personnes touchées par la rougeole n’étaient pas vaccinées et 13% n’avaient reçu qu’une dose de vaccin (au lieu de deux). De même, d’après le Dr Saura, on dénombre actuellement 15 million de sujets pas immunisés et donc susceptibles d’être infectés parmi les 6 à 29 ans. Or, la maladie est très contagieuse, encore plus que la grippe. “Une personne infectée peut contaminer jusqu’à 20 personnes non vaccinées et qui n’ont jamais eu la rougeole”, relève le Dr Grall. Une contamination qui peut se faire directement comme par l’intermédiaire d’objets infectés par des sécrétions du nez ou de la gorge (jouets, mouchoirs, etc.).À lire aussiRougeole : symptômes, contagion, traitement, vaccin, de quoi s’agit-il ?De plus, la rougeole peut dans certains cas entraîner des complications pulmonaires et neurologiques telles que des encéphalites dans 1 cas sur 1.000, avec des séquelles irréversibles, voire même des décès. Ainsi, depuis le début de l’épidémie, les autorités ont enregistré plus de 4.000 hospitalisations, plus de 900 pneumopathies, 26 atteintes neurologiques sévères et dix décès dont sept chez des immunodéprimés. D’où l’importance de la vaccination pour se prémunir contre la maladie. C’est donc pour cette raison qu’une campagne de promotion du vaccin va bientôt être lancée et qu’un site baptisé Info-rougeole a été ouvert en juillet dernier.Une couverture vaccinale de 95% pour enrayer l’épidémie Selon les recommandations, la vaccination, avec deux doses, doit être effectuée dès l’âge d’un an et aussi pour tous ceux nés depuis 1980 (vaccination ou injection de rattrapage). L’Assurance maladie prend ainsi en charge à 100% le vaccin ROR (rougeole-oreillons-rubéole) jusqu’à l’âge de 17 ans. A partir de 18 ans, en revanche, le vaccin (15,10 euros la dose) est payant et remboursé à 65%. De plus, les parents doivent également vérifier leur statut vaccinal, sous peine de risquer de contaminer leur progéniture, en particulier les nourrissons de moins d’un an particulièrement vulnérables car pas encore vaccinés. Pendant la grossesse, la rougeole présente aussi un risque de complications pulmonaires, d’hospitalisation, voire de décès pour la mère comme pour l’enfant. D’après les estimations, il faudrait que la France atteigne une couverture vaccinale d’au moins 95% à 24 mois si l’on veut interrompre la circulation du virus de la rougeole. Le 14 octobre 2011 à 10:05 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Game of Thrones Finale Script Explains Why Drogon Burned the Iron Throne

first_img ‘Game of Thrones’ Targaryen Prequel Series Is Reportedly Coming to HBO‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… Daenerys Targaryen’s death was one of the most intense moments in the Game of Thrones finale. Even though the series is over, some fans are still wondering why Drogon torched the Iron Throne instead of Jon Snow. After receiving an Emmy nomination for the writing of Game of Thrones’ finale, HBO released the episode’s entire script online and it shows some shocking details about the unforgettable scene.Drogon, one of Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons, always protected her throughout the series, ComicBook.com noted. Considering Jon Snow killed the Mother of Dragons, it wouldn’t have been shocking if Drogon lit him on fire instead of the Iron Throne. However, this didn’t happen, leading some viewers to believe that the Game of Thrones showrunners had a more meaningful reason for not pursuing that scenario, CNET reported.Photo Credit: HBOAccording to the episode’s script, the Iron Throne was just “a dumb bystander” in the way of Drogon’s fiery path. Drogon reportedly wanted to “burn the world” and there’s no explanation provided for why he didn’t kill Jon Snow in the scene.“Drogon wants to burn the world, but he will not burn Jon [Snow],” said the script. “We look over Jon’s shoulder as the fire sweeps toward the throne—not the target of Drogon’s wrath, just a dumb bystander caught up in the conflagration.”Another major plot puzzle was also disclosed and it hinted that there wouldn’t be someone sitting in the biggest power seat of Westeros.The showrunners said, “Who will sit on the Iron Throne? No one.”DRACARYS!#GameofThrones is the most nominated series at this year’s #Emmys, with 32 nominations. pic.twitter.com/cmPM3XonUE— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) July 16, 2019That’s right. Not a single soul. So any fan who was hoping that it would be Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow, Arya Stark, or a Lannister, had their hopes shattered right there.Game of Thrones might have had some mixed feedback over how it ended, however, it will be interesting to see what’s in store for the series at the Emmy Awards, which will be aired on Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. EDT on Fox.Watch: Emilia Clarke Reunites With Jason Momoa for Birthday SelfieMore on Geek.com:HBO Addresses Viral ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Petition ‘Game of Thrones’ Stars Are Freaking Out Over Their Emmy Nominations‘Game of Thrones’ Recreated in 300-Foot Embroidered Tapestry Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Mondragon wants Ospina to asses Arsenal future

first_imgDavid Ospina has been asked to check out his Arsenal future this summer by fellow Colombian Faryd Mondragon who is of the opinion that Ospina could play for “any club in the world”.Speaking to Goal at World 2018 in Russia, Mondragon said:“Players need game time to get used to the pace of competition.“It would be better for him to have more continuity and I am sure he is contemplating that option because he could play for any club in the world.”Ospina flapped at a delivery which led to Japan sealing a shock 2-1 win in their opening Group H encounter and has been also been asked to put costly mistakes behind by a man who has previously offered words of comfort in times of trouble.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.Mondragon added:“Ospina is very important for Colombia.“He made only one mistake against Paraguay in the qualifiers.“In Lima, after that game, I went to the locker room to talk to him. He saw me and tears came out because he was under a lot of stress.“I told him that I was happy that he made a mistake because that is a good way to prove that you are human. I told him he had been playing without mistakes for five years.”last_img read more

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Emery Arsenal need to start games better

first_imgUnai Emery admits that Arsenal must start performing better in the first-halves, despite claiming their 11th straight win at Sporting Lisbon on ThursdayBoth sides got off to a slow start at the Estádio José Alvalade with Arsenal managing just two tame shots on target before the interval.But the Gunners began to improve afterwards with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang twice being denied by Sporting goalkeeper Rúben Ribeiro.However, Danny Welbeck bounced on a Sebastian Coates error to score a 77th-minute winner for Arsenal in their Group E game in the Europa League.Arsenal have extended their winning run to 11 games in all competitions, but Emery knows that there is still work to be done if they are to match the club’s record of 14 victories in a row.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“Each match is a very big opportunity to improve things and one thing is this. We spoke in the dressing room before the start of the match today about our objectives,” said Emery on Arsenal.com.“And one objective is this. But the most important thing is that when we were in the dressing room at half-time, we spoke.“We cannot impose our ideas in the first 45 minutes but in the second half we have the chance and the opportunity to change the result and continue in our way, thinking only to win this match and to improve things in the second half.“I think we did that in the 45 minutes of the second half. But we need to continue finding the solution for us to be better in the first halves.”Arsenal will now travel to Crystal Palace on Sunday for a Premier League match.last_img read more

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